Hello everyone! I'm Nastasia Degas, the Illustrator of The Elle Grey Stories. I thought I would share a few fun facts about myself before getting into the Q&A. So here we go!

  • I am 27 years old, but some people think that I am 17.
  • My dream car is a SMART car, its look like my characters style.
  • I'm a minions toy collector, I have 34 so far
  • I love to hang small toys on my backpacks
  • My cat, Krunia, loves salted green olives!

Q&A with Nastasia

When did you start drawing, how old were you?

I started drawing when I was 20 years old


Did you ever take art classes?

No, my husband taught me at home!


What do you do for fun?

Try to create new healthy food recipes that no one has before. 


What was your favorite story to illustrate?

My favorite story to illustrate was "Stealing"


Tell us about working with Elle Grey and her mission with these stories...

Elle Grey opened for me a new door to participate in enriching children with vital information that no one has addressed with them before in such a way.


Which story are you most excited about for kids to read, which one do you think will have the largest impact? 

The story, "Monsters", because of its serious and very important theme for children.


What do you most like about illustrating the Elle Grey Stories?

Elle Grey Stories deals with issues that touch the everyday lives of children. This is my favorite part!

Posted on May 24, 2017 .